Laia Grau is a Barcelona based casting director with more than 18 years of experience in the industry. She studied photography (IEFC) and Cinema (CECC) while working on commercials and film productions, and she was one of the first street casting directors in Barcelona back in 2003. She still remembers her first job for Johnny Walker at a soccer stadium, Polaroid in hand, where she discovered her passion for casting and acting.
Nowadays she combines conventional studio castings, exterior casts for all kind of sport discipline, real people searches and working as a talent coordinator, so you can count on her from the very beginning of the project till the end of the shoot.
Laia has had the honour to work for the best and most renowned directors and photographers (including Wally Pfister, “Chivo” Luvezki, Tarsem Singh, Ringan Ledwidge, Andy Fogwill, Stacey Wall, Daniel Wolfe, Nick Gordon, etc.) and has collaborated with top agencies and production companies all over the world. Throughout her career, she’s had the pleasure to meet the most beautiful, bizarre and unusual characters, each with a unique and fascinating story to tell.
She count herself lucky because yes, as you figured, she really loves her job.